Following the release of an embarrassing audit showing up to 88pc of inbound containers are not opened for quarantine inspection, Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran has committed to increasing inspections but only on a risk-based approach.
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06 Dec 05 Following the release of an embarrassing audit showing up to 88pc of inbound containers are not opened for quarantine inspection, Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran has committed to increasing inspections but only on a risk-based approach.
Landcare has entered the digital age launching a website that is the largest information source of its kind and a means of directly linking Landcare groups from all over the world.
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05 Dec 05 Landcare has entered the digital age launching a website that is the largest information source of its kind and a means of directly linking Landcare groups from all over the world.
Animal rights extremist group Voiceless wants consumers to shun the Christmas ham in protest to intensive production techniques, but their arguments hold no sway with Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran.
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05 Dec 05 Animal rights extremist group Voiceless wants consumers to shun the Christmas ham in protest to intensive production techniques, but their arguments hold no sway with Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran.
Telecommunications Minister, Senator Helen Coonan, has dismissed claims from Telstra that competition rules will cost the company $6B over the next 10 years, saying the rules are fair for all companies.
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01 Dec 05 Telecommunications Minister, Senator Helen Coonan, has dismissed claims from Telstra that competition rules will cost the company $6B over the next 10 years, saying the rules are fair for all companies.
Visiting US expert Dr Charles Benbrook, a former advisor of the Carter, Reagan and Clinton governments, says Australia must use new technology developed by ANU to ensure GM crops are safe before they are released.
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29 Nov 05 Visiting US expert Dr Charles Benbrook, a former advisor of the Carter, Reagan and Clinton governments, says Australia must use new technology developed by ANU to ensure GM crops are safe before they are released.
A Federal Parliamentary committee has called for a new national body to coordinate the fight against feral animals and to press the states for triple their investment and stop bureaucratic waste.
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28 Nov 05 A Federal Parliamentary committee has called for a new national body to coordinate the fight against feral animals and to press the states for triple their investment and stop bureaucratic waste.
A new report from Biotechnology Australia cuts through the spin and finds the public may more readily accept GM foods if they are perceived as beneficial for the consumer.
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24 Nov 05 A new report from Biotechnology Australia cuts through the spin and finds the public may more readily accept GM foods if they are perceived as beneficial for the consumer.
APL chairman, Enzo Allara, has told the company's AGM the focus is now on delivering a six-point strategic plan to change the industry and make it competitive in the face of growing international production.
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23 Nov 05 APL chairman, Enzo Allara, has told the company's AGM the focus is now on delivering a six-point strategic plan to change the industry and make it competitive in the face of growing international production.
APL chief executive, Andrew Spencer, says the pork industry must stop looking to the courts and government for help and take its future in its own hands.
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23 Nov 05 APL chief executive, Andrew Spencer, says the pork industry must stop looking to the courts and government for help and take its future in its own hands.
Labor's agriculture spokesman, Gavan O'Connor, says countries like the US who want AWB's single-desk status dismantled have been handed
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11 Nov 05 Labor's agriculture spokesman, Gavan O'Connor, says countries like the US who want AWB's single-desk status dismantled have been handed
Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile says he knew of general concerns with AWB's actions in Iraq for some time, but only recently learned of its relationship with transport company Alia, which was approved by the UN.
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11 Nov 05 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile says he knew of general concerns with AWB's actions in Iraq for some time, but only recently learned of its relationship with transport company Alia, which was approved by the UN.
Attorney General Phillip Ruddock says the AWB inquiry will have royal commission powers but it will be up to inquiry head Terence Cole if government officials will also be investigated
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10 Nov 05 Attorney General Phillip Ruddock says the AWB inquiry will have royal commission powers but it will be up to inquiry head Terence Cole if government officials will also be investigated
Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile says the world's poor will pay the price of wealthy countries refusing to open their markets to agriculture, following more failed WTO talks in Geneva overnight.
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10 Nov 05 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile says the world's poor will pay the price of wealthy countries refusing to open their markets to agriculture, following more failed WTO talks in Geneva overnight.
Labor's foreign affairs and trade spokesman, Kevin Rudd, says the independent inquiry into AWB is already a political whitewash because it will not look at the Government's role in overseeing the company.
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10 Nov 05 Labor's foreign affairs and trade spokesman, Kevin Rudd, says the independent inquiry into AWB is already a political whitewash because it will not look at the Government's role in overseeing the company.
The official countdown to the nation's premier cattle event, Beef Australia 2006, began with a function at Parliament House last night with speeches from chairman Geoff Murphy (pictured) and Regional Services Minister Warren Truss.
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09 Nov 05 The official countdown to the nation's premier cattle event, Beef Australia 2006, began with a function at Parliament House last night with speeches from chairman Geoff Murphy (pictured) and Regional Services Minister Warren Truss.
National Economics' Craig Shepherd says a $3b investment is needed to improve access to and the quality of broadband or Australia will be left behind by the rest of the world
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07 Nov 05 National Economics' Craig Shepherd says a $3b investment is needed to improve access to and the quality of broadband or Australia will be left behind by the rest of the world
Former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson has hit out at the states for hiding behind the National Water Initiative to drive up water prices, while not delivering legislative reform.
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03 Nov 05 Former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson has hit out at the states for hiding behind the National Water Initiative to drive up water prices, while not delivering legislative reform.
Labor's Kevin Rudd says documents tabled in a Senate Committee hearing today show the Government ticked off on AWB's commercial arrangement with Alia, despite earlier questions from the UN about the legality of AWB's trade with Iraq.
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03 Nov 05 Labor's Kevin Rudd says documents tabled in a Senate Committee hearing today show the Government ticked off on AWB's commercial arrangement with Alia, despite earlier questions from the UN about the legality of AWB's trade with Iraq.
Canberra motorists are the latest to be given the choice of buying E10 after BP unveiled three sites offering ethanol in a bid to capture the lucrative fuel market for the Government fleet.
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01 Nov 05 Canberra motorists are the latest to be given the choice of buying E10 after BP unveiled three sites offering ethanol in a bid to capture the lucrative fuel market for the Government fleet.
Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile says the WTO Doha Round is not dead yet and is optimistic Europe will make a more generous offer to cut tariffs at a final teleconference on Wednesday night.
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31 Oct 05 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile says the WTO Doha Round is not dead yet and is optimistic Europe will make a more generous offer to cut tariffs at a final teleconference on Wednesday night.
Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has defended the AWB's activities in Iraq saying their contracts were approved by the United Nations.
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31 Oct 05 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has defended the AWB's activities in Iraq saying their contracts were approved by the United Nations.
American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman says the WTO talks hinge on a substantial offer from the EU to open its markets or risk the collapse of the entire round of talks.
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28 Oct 05 American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman says the WTO talks hinge on a substantial offer from the EU to open its markets or risk the collapse of the entire round of talks.
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